This is a picture of a Hippocrates quote on skin care and nutrition

At Mera Natural Hair & Body, we offer a soothing line of holistic skin care services which can heal your skin and restore its beautiful natural radiance. But true to our holistic focus, our motto is that beauty begins from within. Nowhere is that more true from what we feed our bodies with. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it is quick to show adverse reactions to poor nutrition. Eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and other skin irritations are often inflammatory reactions to a toxic diet. Once we restore our bodies to optimal nutrition and hormonal balance, our skin’s natural glow returns and makes us shine. Never forget the ancient wisdom of medicine’s founding father Hippocrates:

This is a picture of a Hippocrates quote on skin care and nutrition

The first step to restoring your skin’s natural health is elimination. Eliminate highly inflammatory and toxic foods from your diet. Heavily processed foods containing large amounts of refined carbohydrates, sugar, and gluten are to be avoided. Many of us enjoy a glass of wine here and there, but excess consumption of alcohol dries and inflames the skin. Inflammation is the body’s natural defense mechanism when confronted with toxins. Above all else, pay attention to your health and listen to your body. Every person is unique!

Our individuality extends to how we react to diet and environment. Some bodies are more sensitive than others. Nightshades, a family of vegetables which include potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants contain inflammatory alkaloids. Some of us can handle these just fine, others are less able. The same also applies to casein, the protein present in dairy. Some bodies react adversely to food additives like coloring, another reason to reduce intake of processed food. If you’re unsure whether certain foods are harmful to you, consider discussing them with family. Your shared background with family members can extend to dietary reactions.

Of course, it’s not just enough to subtract. Our beautiful skin, like the rest of our body, needs nutrients and minerals to live. A well-balanced diet rich in nutrients and minerals is the foundation of a healthy body and healthy skin. And because we’re also battling environmental toxins we sadly have no control over, it’s also very important we consume foods rich in antioxidants to fight free radicals. In the future Mera will be exploring which foods to avoid and which foods to eat for healthy skin in more detail. Finally, as with so much else in our bodies, a good night’s sleep does wonders.


mera chicago performs micro current facial lifts

Have you ever heard of microcurrent for natural anti-aging?

You might not be familiar with microcurrent for natural anti-aging facial rejuvenation, however, it is one of the best, yet overlooked technologies in natural anti-aging medicine.

A microcurrent facial is a natural and effective alternative to cosmetic injections involving an advanced microcurrent system that stimulates collagen and elastin, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, and tightens sagging skin. It’s considered non-surgical facelift when performed over a series of  treatments.

What makes microcurrent technology so incredible and unique is that it is the only aesthetic treatment available that can naturally and physically firm and tone the skin through muscle re-education. Microcurrent is a specifically small amount of electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural current and works in harmony with the body’s electrical system. This process involves a gentle re-education of the fine facial muscles by stimulating them with very small amounts of electricity.

The proven research benefits for aesthetic applications of microcurrent are remarkable. The research of Emil Y Chi, PhD, from the University of Washington, has cited that “the fact that this technology works in harmony with the body is evident. Examination of the skin tissue treated with microcurrent showed a 45% increase in the number of elastin fibers in the dermis, and the length if the fibers on average doubled. The collagen thickness in the connective tissues increased 10%, and the numbers of blood vessels increased by 35%. The application of Microcurrent to skin and tissue produced a firmer and tighter feeling on the skin surface.”

One of the biggest advantages for using microcurrent for natural anti-aging is that there are no negative side effects or adverse risks involved. You don’t experience any pain, redness, or down-time. It simply works with your body in its own natural state, which makes it so incredibly safe and effective. The treatments are also very cost-effective in comparison to the more invasive, and expensive cosmetic procedures, such as aesthetic lasers and plastic surgery, which also involve many risks and undesirable side-effects.

Experience a Micro Current Facial at Mera Chicago

MERA is one of the few holistic spas in downtown Chicago that offers this treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about it, contact us today to inquire.